June 2015 Book Report

July 9, 2015 | 2 comments


THE SHORT VERSION: 20 books // 7165 pages

I read 20 books (8 were audiobooks) by 17 different authors, of which 9 were new-to-me authors.



Like in May, I read a lot of really good books this month. I gave 11 books 4 or 5 stars which is rare for me. The best of the best in June are Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, and This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales.

Burial Rites is a captivating story about the last woman to be executed in Iceland. The vivid language, beautiful setting, and complex characters made this a must read that I will recommend over and over again.

The Nightingale had a bit of a slow start (and made my temporary question the decision to read so many historical fiction in a row), but once I got past the first few chapters, it was well worth it. Such an amazing story about two strong sisters who fight the Nazis during WWII in very different ways.

This Song Will Save Your Life was an impulse pick because of the awesome title, and the book is just as good. This story about a teenager wandering around the city at night, looking for a place to belong, is probably one of the best young adult novels I’ve ever read.


I’ve finished another 2 (total 31) books for the Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge.

I didn’t read any books for the Semi-charmed Summer Challenge, so I still have 5 of 12 books left to read by the end of August.

I couldn’t resist joining the Literary Ladies Summer Challenge and finished 3 of the 10 categories.


I’ve read another 4 books by Nordic authros and one book in Swedish.

I finished another two books (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) for the reread (audiobook style) Harry Potter project.

I also finished L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for the Classics Challenge.


I went slightly crazy and bought 12 books, and picked up another 20 books from the library (of which I have finished 13 already).

How’s your reading year going so far?